Expanding the coastal strip & restoring the Dolphinarium beach

The Dolphinarium beach transformation






The Dolphinarium complex is located at an important point on the Tel Aviv-Yafo promenade: it connects the central and southern promenades to the city and the city with the sea from east to west.

The project expands the size of the coastal strip and restores the Dolphinarium beach as an attractive and accessible public beach. It will include water sports, walking, swimming and visitors and encompass an area wide enough to accommodate both a high volume of human traffic and extended stays.


The project will remove a major blockage between the city and the sea.

1. Demolish the Dolphinarium building (which is already underway) to make way for a
community water sports and leisure center;
2. Expand the beach and the Charles Clore Park;
3. Extend the promenade southwards;
4. Create new access roads from the city to the promenade and beach;
5. Connect the bike path along the Tel Aviv Promenade southward with the path along
Charles Clore Park.


The new Water Sports Community Center is a two-story building, designed to span the two levels of access – from the park and the beach. It will offer direct access to the water for the convenience of surfers and other water sports. The structure is designed to enable a variety of different uses, with the flexibility to adapt as required in the future.

The entrance will be at the level of the promenade and park – 5.5 meters above sea level – and include a restaurant, kiosk, entry to the community sports center, and outdoor seating. This level will be minimalistic in order to maximize the view of the sea and surrounding landscape. The basement level will be at beach level – 2.4 meters above sea level – and includes a community surfing center, kitchen and restaurant, toilets, and garbage room.

Total budget:

1 Building 4,200,000
1.1 Community Center$2,083,300
1.2 Expansion of activity space$416,700
1.3 Additional areas$1,700,000
2 Development$5,444,500
2.1 Dismantling of rock bed and beach expansion$916,700
2.2 Expansion of beach$611,100
2.3 Development of park$1,700,000
2.4 Ocean theater$277,800
2.5 Additional areas (5-6 dunams)$972,200
2.6 Additional budget for ocean theater$550,000
2.7 Additional earthworks$416,700
3 Facilities$633,000
3.1 Play equipment / other$550,000
3.2 Monument to victims of terror$83,000
4 Shading$550,000
4.1 Additional budget for shading$830,000
5 Electrical room$ 695,000

Unplanned expenses 30% $3,705,750
Planning and management$2,720,000
SUB-TOTAL$ 18,778,250
VAT (17%)$3,192,303
Management Fee $2,197,055

Total budget $24,167,608

Municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo $12,083,804



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